Another great sign for mobile developers – Word of the year “App”

The momentum toward mobile computing platforms continues unabated. As we mentioned in a previous post, the news for mobile app developers keeps getting better. Another indicator of this trend is reported by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that the 2010 Word of the Year is “app”. They report:

    “According to the American Dialect Society, which is holding its annual meeting at the Wyndham Grand in Pittsburgh this week, the Word of the Year that bests sums up 2010 is: app.”

While this won’t translate into any kind of meaningful revenue streams for app developers, it is a strong indication of how quickly mobile apps have moved to the forefront of computing attention. As more businesses than ever move in this direction, we at Urban Airship couldn’t be happier to be providing a platform to help these developers create apps that are successful, engaging and profitable.

Whether it’s the Verizon iPhone, new mobile devices at CES, or more attention to mobile applications in general, we hope the good news keeps on coming. While 2010 may have been the year of the app, we think that 2011 will be the year of the successful and profitable app. Here’s to a fantastic 2011 for the mobile app community!